January 5, 2009: Possible Listeria Contamination Results In Bacon Bit Recall

The Wisconsin firm of Patrick Cudahy, issued a recall for 3,590 pounds of bacon bits that may be contaminated with the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes.  The bacon bit recall was announced on January 3, 2009.  ...

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The following bacon bits are subject to recall:
  • 10-pound cases of "Golden Crisp APPLEWOOD SMOKED PRECOOKED BACON TOPPINGS." The products bear the establishment number "EST. 28" inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a printed Julian date of "8318."  
  • 10-pound cases of "John Morrell APPLEWOOD SMOKED PRECOOKED BACON TOPPINGS." The products bear the establishment number "EST. 28" inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a printed Julian date of "8318."

The recalled bacon bits, produced on Nov. 13, 2008, were distributed to restaurant and institutional establishments in California, Colorado, Florida, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. 

Eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon, but potentially fatal infectious disease. Listeriosis affects primarily pregnant women and their fetuses, newborns, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems.  Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths. 

Listeriosis symptoms may include fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions. 

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